Kitchen Maximizes Drawer Storage


This Boise, ID kitchen is home to a master entertainer whose previous U-shaped kitchen wasn’t meeting her entertaining standards. The cramped space had an adjacent pantry with a bump-in that took up additional space, and the homeowner felt that the placement of the bathroom door spoiled the sightlines in the kitchen.


Patricia Dunlop, CMKBD, of Boise, ID-based Fine Kitchens & Baths, came in and created a spacious and airy kitchen designed with expansive storage, incorporating the Brookhaven by Wood-Mode line. She planned the kitchen to be more guest-friendly, as an uncluttered space with clean lines. Only one upper cabinet was included; all of the dishes, flatware, glassware and other items traditionally found in upper cabinets are stored in drawers instead. Additionally, in the adjacent pantry, there was a bump-in that took up valuable space in the old kitchen. Dunlop was able to reclaim the space, making room for more storage and a dedicated area for the microwave. The Jenn-Air range selected includes a downdraft feature, eliminating the need for a hood. This allowed for a non-opening, sealed window to go above the range, bringing more natural light into the kitchen. As the owner did not want to look directly into the bathroom every time she entered the space, she made the investment to move the bathroom door, allowing for uninterrupted views and a cleaner layout. 

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